Luncheon preview set for exhibit of Fairfield fashions
Updated 6:17 pm, Thursday, June 27, 2013
Attendees at the luncheon will get a preview of the new exhibition, "In Vogue: A Runway of Vintage Fashion," with museum curator Casey Lewis, followed by lunch and a fashion show by local designer Jennifer Butler of her fall collection.
The luncheon is set from noon to 2 p.m. July 17 in the museum, 370 Beach Road.
The exhibition itself will be on display from July 18 through Jan. 5, and will feature fashions from the museum's 100-year-old collection.
It will showcase the styles of "fashion-forward women" in Fairfield throughout the Colonial, Regency, Edwardian and Victorian eras from 1780 to 1920, the museum said in a release.
Among the pieces will be cage hoop skirts, bustles and gigot sleeves so large that a woman would have difficulty turning her head.
"White was not worn in weddings until Queen Victoria wore a white gown in her 1840 wedding to Prince Albert," the release said.
Hats, shoes and vintage prints from Godey's Ladies magazine, Vogue and other fashion publications from 1850-1910 will be on display.
Tickets to the July 17 preview luncheon are $50, $40 for Fairfield Museum members.
For tickets, call 203-259-1598 or visit www.fairfieldhistory.org